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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca

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Address: Piazza Torcello, 30012 Torcello, Italy
Phone Number: 041 730119
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

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Well not completed unexpected because I had been recommended to visit by a Friend so I thought I would recommend it to people here. Many people when they visit the Islands of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Well not completed unexpected because I had been recommended to visit by a Friend so I thought I would recommend it to people here. Many people when they visit the Islands of Murano and Burano do not venture as far as Torcello. This is both a good and bad thing. It is good that for the extra 5 minutes or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Torcello is an island in the Venetian lagoon. it was settled long before Venice itself and then deserted for centuries. The Basilica dates back to the 8th Century and is a very well preserved church, perhaps the oldest you will ever visit. After long restoration it is at last finished. The interior has the two immense mural mosaics which portray... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is of the first churches built by the main landers escaping from the Huns and other invaders. The fact remains that this place is about 1500 years old. Torcello island is beautiful. And the boat ride from either Burano or Venice is a delight. And the Church is perhaps the only attraction on this island...that and a few good... More 

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lovely boat ride from Fondamenta Nova to Torcello. The tower has slopes rather than steps. Easy Peasey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Amazing amzing amazing church. Can't beleive how they did this in such an small island. Beautiful arquitecture. You will pay €5 to enter but I do understand that it shoukd be maintained. Amazing amazing amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Elsewhere, I have pointed out that it is very easy to get "churched-out" in Venice, as there are so many to go and see. The vast majority are excellent examples of church architecture, and many are stuffed to the rafters with important works of art. The churches on Torcello are the oldest in the Venice lagoon - and the murals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to the tour on our own and a friend of ours recommended to start with Torcello. When we arrived there there werent too many tourist (everyone seems to start with Murano) and we could enjoy the basilica with just 5 other people. There is an entrance fee of 6 euros, but the mosaics inside are absolutely worth it.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not sure if this is the same cathedral , but it is a 1 room view for 5$ entry fee. Highly suggest to spend time in Burano and Murano and avoid 15 min one way ferry and 15 min walk to this church and save 1 hour here. Assuming, you have seen previous cathedrals, churches ( Paris, Vatican etc) this... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was an un-planned visit as my wife was having some 'pampering time' so visited alone. The information was informative and it is a wonderful experience. Gives a reverence and peace allowing peaceful reflection and thought.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Some reviewers have confused this with the cathedral next door, and the tripadvisor map refers to a different church on the main Venice island. This evocative building, in Byzantine style, was built in the 11th and 12th Centuries to replace an even earlier building. I think it is architecturally harmonious but it seems to be ignored by most tourists who... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza Torcello, 30012 Torcello, Italy
Phone Number: 041 730119
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  Torcello

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